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Statement by Mayor Jenny Durkan on the Passing of Paul G. Allen

Seattle (October 15) – Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the below statement following the announcement of the passing of Paul G. Allen:

“Paul was a true son of Seattle who made his beloved city – and our world – a better, more vibrant place. For generations to come, Seattleites and people across our planet will benefit from his vision, innovation, and generosity. He quite literally helped invent the future.

“Paul was a kind, brilliant, and good-hearted man, and a giant of the Northwest. Paul’s quest for learning and love for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest knew no bounds. Just like his parents, Paul brought a curiosity and love of knowledge to as many people and as many fields as he could. And whether it was at MoPOP or with the 12’s at CenturyLink or through Upstream and so much more, Paul always took the time to make sure we had a lot of fun along the way.

“Today we grieve with Paul’s family, friends, and colleagues as they grapple with his passing and honor his incredible, impactful life.”